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I'll let you in a little revelation about my favorite usernames in my virtual sites. First is about my Mikimoto Angel pen name. Mikimoto is a famous brand of pearl accessories in America. I first saw that brand in Vogue Magazine. I got mesmerized by that label, and I thought of using it. I just added Angel from my name "Angela". Thus, the formation of Mikimoto Angel.

For my other pen name Mystic Nymph, the word mystic really came from the show Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. I used to be so hooked to that show. I am also obsessed with mythologies, and nymphs are mythical creatures depicted as beautiful young women who are considered as guardians of objects and places in nature. Thus, the evolution of Mystic Nymph.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Principles of Photography

I am an art enthusiast. That’s why I never missed the chance to enroll in the Arts and Humanities 5 under the very exciting, Prof. Julius Quiz. One of the best things I learned from that class, aside from those paintings and sculptures, is the “Principles of Photography.” It is very helpful especially for my course, since pictures are also a form of communication. As what the famous adage goes, one picture is worth a thousand words.

I’m just so sad that Sir Quiz is no longer in UP Mindanao. Too bad he no longer handles the Basic Photography subject. He is by far the best photography teacher in school. Not everyone gets the chance to have his valuable pieces of knowledge, that’s why I somehow feel lucky. Learning the basics of this sought-after hobby helps me feel confident that I don’t just take pictures, I MAKE pictures. Here, I’m going to share you what I’ve learned, for FREE!

Rule of Third (applying balance)

Classic-S Curve (line of beauty)

Natural Cropping (removing unwanted space)

Funny Perspective

Natural Shadowing

Natural Framing

All the shots were taken at Camiguin Island during our field trip last February 28, 2010. I hope this information helped you. Let this be your guide in making pictures. Bear in mind that it doesn’t really matter whether you’re using a Point-and-Shoot or a Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera. Always remember that knowing and applying the art of photography matters more than the kind of camera you use.


scarletswalk said...

for me, as long as the pictures look good, it's art. no fancy cameras, no rules. just you and the beauty in front of you,

Mikimoto Angel said...

True enough Ms. Z! :-)

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